New York, NY, November 06, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- CureMD, a leading provider of electronic health records and other innovative health information management solutions, has announced the sponsorship of its second event for the Westchester Institute For Human Development (WIHD).
The estimated number of people with developmental disabilities living in New York State is close to 342,000. The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD), located on the campus of Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, offers an array of services for individuals and children with disabilities, as well as their families and communities -- following that child from birth throughout his or her lifespan. WIHD serves over 6,000 individuals and their families annually throughout Westchester and counties in the lower Hudson Valley region and beyond.
Founded more than 50 years ago, WIHD is one of only 67 programs nationwide known as University Centers for Excellence in Disability Education, Research and Service. This includes a longstanding leadership training role in the field of neurodevelopmental and related disabilities. One of only 36 programs nationwide, WIHD provides intensive leadership training for advanced graduate students and post-doctoral fellows pursuing health careers serving children with special healthcare needs and their families.
CureMD has donated $7,500 to WIHD to become the title sponsor of WIHD’s Third Annual Fall Benefit, which will feature a comedy cabaret evening with leading performers from London’s West End and celebrated local performers on Saturday, November 1 at 8:00pm at WIHD’s location in Cedarwood Hall in Valhalla.
“We are strongly committed to our relationship with WIHD,” said Kamal Hashmat, CEO of CureMD, located near Wall Street in New York City. “We have compatible missions, as both of our organizations advocate for patient care and aim to develop more efficient and effective health care processes.”
“It’s a perfect fit -- we both strive to make a difference in patient care and to ultimately save lives,” Mr Hashmat added. He explained that last year, 80,000 people died as a result of poor medical records and that CureMD’s web-based, “paperless” health and technology program is the most effective way to record “the right information for the right patient at the right time.”
CureMD's revolutionary technology simplifies decision making, streamlines operations and ensures compliance to industry standards and best practices, ultimately saving time and effort to maximize value and returns. Its Electronic Health Records are designed to personalize care delivery, enhance quality and patient safety, optimize efficiency and minimize cost.
Other corporate sponsors for WIHD’s Third Annual Fall benefit include CNN, Susan Lawrence, SKCG, M&T Bank, Maier, Markey & Justic, LLP and L-Antron.
“We are fortunate to have developed relationships with companies that share our vision and our values,” said Mary Ann Grossman, Chief Development Officer at WIHD. “Our business partnerships and corporate support are vital to the continuation of the medical, dental and support services we provide to people living with disabilities and their families Corporate support further helps WIHD to continue providing innovations and community programs that produce positive outcomes .”
About the Westchester Institute for Human Development
One of only 67 programs nationwide known as a University Center for Excellence in Disability Education, Research and Service, Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) is the leading regional organization dedicated to serving children and adults with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, neurological and metabolic, cognitive disabilities, hearing problems, and speech/language delays. WIHD works with children in family foster care, foster and birth parents, and children who have experienced physical abuse or sexual exploitation. WIHD’s services include comprehensive clinical and support services, education and training for medical professionals, consultation and information.